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Second annual nurses march scheduled for May 8

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the Community Collaboration of Healthcare Providers and Educators are hosting the 2004 Annual Nurses March at 9:30 a.m. May 8.

The march, which will begin at Acacia Park, is intended to promote awareness about the shortage of registered nurses in Colorado, to show support for nurses and to encourage people to enter the profession.

Small Business Development Center offering workshops

The Small Business Development Center is offering the following workshops for new and existing business in May. The workshops are taught by experts and professionals from the region. Class descriptions are available at www.web.ucce.edu/sbdc.

* Funding Sources for your Business: 1 to 4 p.m., May 4, free.

* Career & Live Transitions: 6 to 8:30 p.m., May 4, 11, 18 and 25, $140.

* Managing Your Cash Flow: 9 a.m. to noon, May 5, $35.

* Introduction to Government Contracting: 1 to 4 p.m., May 6, free.

* Get Smart about Business Insurance: 1 to 4 pm., May 11, $35.

* Marketing & Selling to the Government: 1 to 4 p.m., May 19, free.

* Basics of Bookkeeping: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 20, $35.

* Selecting a Business Entity: 9 a.m. to noon, May 21, $35.

Reservations are requested. Call 272-7232 for locations.

Junior League hosting health fair in July

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting its second annual CARE (Community Assistance and Resource Event) fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31 at Carmel Middle School. Free immunizations, physical exams, dental, hearing and vision screenings will be available for uninsured children who live in El Paso County.

Library offering workshop about business resources

The Pikes Peak Library Districts is offering a free workshop about the business resources available at the library. A free tour has been scheduled before the library opens at 8:30 a.m. May 6 at the Penrose Public Library. Registration is not necessary. Call 531-6333, ext. 2308, for information.

Human Services will close for six furlough days

The El Paso County Department of Human Services has scheduled six furlough days through the end of the year. The action, which was approved by the county Board of Commissioners, “is an effort to bring expenditures in line with available resources,” said Barbara Drake, the department’s director.

Emergency response services will remain open.

All full time and part time employees of the department, including the Veteran’s Affairs Office and Human Services South (Fountain Valley Senior Center, will take mandatory leave without pay.

Offices will be closed May 28, June 25, July 30, September 3, Oct. 8 and Nov. 12.

Free Microsoft seminar for technology providers

Microsoft will be in Colorado Springs on May 11 to host a seminar about its TS2 series. Free support and continued education will be available for technology professionals and IT providers.

Information will be available about implementing and improving security, and there will be demonstrations of Microsoft Small Business Server, Microsoft Business Solutions Retail Management System 1.2 and Office 2003 Small Business Edition.

All attendees will receive a kit with a TS2 DVD and product guides, plus software with an ERP of more than $600.

Register via the Internet at www.connect-ms.com/msts2 or by calling (877) 359-5901.